Lars Kokkvold


+47 928 81 392

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Lars Kokkvold specialises in employment and pension matters and is one of several partners in Haavind’s top-ranked employment law practices.

Lars has extensive experience in advising large and medium-sized businesses, both in Norway and internationally. He often works closely with company management through complex transformation processes. Lars has been the responsible attorney for legal and strategic assistance in several major corporate reorganisations and downsizings.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Restructuring, relocating and downsizing
  • Transfer of undertaking
  • Outsourcing
  • Individual employment protection matters
  • Pension and protection of privacy

He is not only an expert legal adviser; he is also totally committed to finding solutions and achieving a positive outcome quickly, he is thorough, supportive, communicates clearly and openly and has proven to be highly knowledgeable in all matters related to labour law.

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Chambers and Partners (2020)

Lars is regularly invited to hold lectures for companies, the Norwegian Labour Law association and the Centre for Continued Education for Legal Professionals. He is ranked as a leading employment law attorney, including “leading individuals” of several publications such as Chambers and Legal 500. Lars also won the Client Choice Award in Employment law in 2010, 2013 and 2014.

He is also ranked in the Legal 500’s «Hall of Fame» after earning recognition as a “Leading Individual” for several years running.

It is Kokkvold’s overall customer service and client focus that stands him apart from others I am in contact with. He is not only an expert legal adviser and business adviser, but he is also solution-oriented, extremely quick to respond, thorough and correct. He communicates clearly and openly and has proven to be highly knowledgeable in all matters related to labour law and commercial issues. It is also his outstanding dedication to finding the right solutions for my particular issues as early as possible that singles him out for me.

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The Legal 500 (2020)


  • 2009-
    Advokatfirmaet Haavind, partner 2010
  • 1999-2008
    Advokatfirmaet BA-HR
  • 1998-1999
    Project Coordinator for «Business-friendly legislation» for the Nortwegian Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises
  • 1999
    Cand. jur UiO


  • 2005
    “Illness as reason for dismissal”, Tidsskriftet Arbeidsrett, nr. 1 2005